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on sentry duty in the roads in and out of boston and guards outside -- the house and outside the homes of crown officials and with british artillery not aimed at the townhouse, the home of the colony's general corp., it was easy to understand why many bostonian felt threatened by the occupation during many more hated how some soldiers tried to stir up racial tensions in their town. of course, not everyone in boston is white. for instance, within months of their arrival in october of 1768, three british officers, probably drunk, had been discovered encouraging some african-american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of the drunk officers, captain john wilson, assured the black bostonian that the soldiers would come here to procure your freedom and with your help and assistance, we should be able to drive all the liberty boys to the devil. while the slaves he was talking to essentially -- ignored but that -- the soldiers' lives, but they were not in boston to free the slaves, several residents marched complaints, that captain wilson and his strong friends engaged in a co
and if it's successful the program will expand to other big cities like boston, new york and chicago. >>> some incredible sports highlights are straight ahead, plus just 12 short years ago it was billed as the tallest and fastest wooden coaster, but now no more. we're going to tell you why. >>> weekend forecast is definitely talking about the big chill. all those details coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> well, good morning. some other stories making news across america now. hundreds of volunteers helped serve thousands of men, women, and children in need of a traditional thanksgiving dinner at the midnight mission in los angeles. it was a festive atmosphere for the diners, many of whom are homeless. legendary actor dick van dyke who helps out every year says serving at the mission makes his holiday. >>> meanwhile, in sacramento, nearly 28,000 runners and walkers took part in the 19th annual run to feed the hungry race. it raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the sacramento food bank. >>> east and west coasters took to the streets thanksgiving morning in turkey trot
relatives near boston was fine, vermont could not understand why they were calling. later that night when uncle louie finally got through, they gain some sense of the damage. he had had to leave his house and fight his way to the telephone office to get a line. all along main st. big old elms had fallen. the pine forest and paradise was wrecked and that was an area kind of unspoiled trees behind the house in windsor. it's now a beautiful park but it no longer has these immense pines that were there in the 30s. the pine forest and paradise was wrecked. the woods lamotte would say later look as if the giants have been playing jack straus. everywhere lewis said. ice was never the same. it would be nearly two years more before all hell broke loose around the globe. so, this is a digression. now we have to go back to egypt in 1942, but what was interesting anyway was what was about to happen to rob at this point as all hell was about to break loose for him. he would be moved to the front lines. he learned how to operate a wonderful, he thought it was a wonderful enormous gun called a six foun
's right. boston boy next to me. proud man this morning. stayed up late to watch the game. eight minutes after the hour. cooler temperatures creeping in just as the holiday rolls into the weekend. rob marciano down in atlanta there. >> quite the gloat next year. >> yeah, i know. congratulations, john. good times on the patriot front there, and boy i tell you what, rg3, he has a cannon. not only can can i run but a howitzer for an arm. vancouver looking at rainfall. the seahawks are playing in miami. portland to medford, dry weather finally. that's a mess as you go north into the emerald city, travel problems. thin line of showers crossing the mississippi in through memphis over to cumberland, as well, in through nashville. the bigger story is what's behind this, and that is in the form of white. already eight inches plus in some spots of wisconsin overnight. winter storm warnings posted for this area. so it's going to be a slow go if you're doing some travel across the u.p. 7 to 9 inches of snow fall expected there. winter storm warnings are up. and then winds for a good chunk of the wes
:45. went home, finished some homework. and then i just came out again at 2:45. >> jpmorgan's matt boston is scouting multiple locations throughout the company. they said they were nice lines but fewer than what they saw last year. he also thinks macy's is the clear winner. from a mall in long island, they say traffic early stronger than last year. citi says target's electronics door buster deals did drive generally strong traffic. deutsche bank says crowds at walmart and target have been strong. while black friday will likely be a success for retailers, he doesn't believe it will be a game changer. customer growth partners craig johnson says generators at home depot and lowe's on the east coast sold out within 20 minutes. a bit of a different door buster type of deal. however, not entirely surprising with what we've just gone through with sandy and the upcoming winter. home depot shares trading at 12-year highs. lowe's at 5-year highs. google says when it comes to shopping related searches, jcpenney christmas is coming in number one, followed by walmart black friday card and home depro b
. they will debut in september 12th in san francisco. if it goes well it will expand to new york city and boston next year. they hope to generate $50 million in san francisco alone and recover in losses each year. >> yeah, they need to do that. we hear rumblings in amazon is doing same day delivery. you want to buy a book or dvd and it shows up at your house. time to privatize it nand those of you who leave the house today. maria is here with a check of the weather. >> good morning, everyone. we are lookingalt a nice day in the east coast it is it a beautiful couple of days in portions of the northeast and we are enjoying a lot of sunshine and temperatures that are mild for this time of year. high temperature at 54 degrees sunshine and heading southbound. wide spread high attaches in florida and upper 60s in the city of atlanta and we'll notice the changes in the east coast and that is thank to a strong front pushing in parts of the midmississippi valley and behind the system much colder and only 27 degrees. we are in the teen portions of the midwest bismarck 24 degrees. and if you head out to t
to other cities including new york and boston. delivering packages up to 25 pounds on the same day within a given metropolitan area, not long distances. the post office would pick up the parcels at participating retailers who get online orders, then deliver it right to the customer's home within five hours or less. it's an effort to build on the growth in package volume at the post office even as other first class and standard mail continue declining because so many people are now using e-mail. a post office spokesman told us today metro post, as they call this new service, is designed to improve the shopping experience for customers in participating e-commerce sites by offering same-day delivery in the metro area. the postal service already has the infrastructure in place to deliver this premium service which is part of our focus to continue to grow our package delivery business. now, this is designed to dovetail with the growing number of retailers who are now promising same-day delivery including walmart, amazon and ebay. in a filing with the postal regulatory commission, the post offi
to read part of the apology she issued to a newspaper in boston. here is the quote. we never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly. in an internet world when thousands demand you lose your job. are there protects of free speech here. there are a lot of people who don't like what she did, but she may say, i'm an american, i have the right to say what i like. >> she does. and the company has the right to fire her. remember, its employment at will. also, a lot of companies ask their employees to comport themselves in a particular manner of respect, and in a manner that kind of espouses the views of that company. she was on a company trip when she did this. so the employer does have the right to react in this manner. and, of course, as i said before, she can sue them. i don't know how -- what the likelihood of success will be if she does so. >> we heard from the woman who is in the photograph, i want to read you something that came from the company. stone's former employer, nonprofit that serves adults that have d
. not everybody and boston is white. three british officers had been discovered encouraging some slaves to attack their white masters. one of the officers, captain john wilson assured them that the soldiers would come here to procure your freedom. with your help and assistance, we should be able to drive the liberty boys to the devil. several white residences made complaints, they engaged in a dangerous conspiracy to incite slave rebellion. >> saturday at 8:00 eastern on c-span 3's "american history tv." over the next hour and a half, tom brokaw on the treatment of returning war veterans. you will hear from colin powell, marsha anderson. this is part of the second annual chicago ideas week conference. >> there is no larger idea then how we should be treating our returning veterans from the two longest wars in america's history, iraq and afghanistan. he american population. most of them, from working-c [applause] they represent less than 1% of the american population. most of them come from working- class families, from not too far from here in the working-class neighborhoods of chicago or from th
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